Definition of Smoke
1. Noun. A cloud of fine particles suspended in a gas.
Generic synonyms: Aerosol
Specialized synonyms: Gun Smoke, Smother
Derivative terms: Fume, Fumigate, Smoky
2. Verb. Inhale and exhale smoke from cigarettes, cigars, pipes. "Do you smoke?"
Generic synonyms: Consume, Have, Ingest, Take, Take In
Specialized synonyms: Chain-smoke, Puff, Whiff, Inhale
Derivative terms: Smoker, Smoking
3. Noun. A hot vapor containing fine particles of carbon being produced by combustion. "The fire produced a tower of black smoke that could be seen for miles"
Generic synonyms: Evaporation, Vapor, Vaporisation, Vaporization, Vapour
Derivative terms: Smoky
4. Verb. Emit a cloud of fine particles. "The chimney was fuming"
5. Noun. An indication of some hidden activity. "With all that smoke there must be a fire somewhere"
6. Noun. Something with no concrete substance. "It was just smoke and mirrors"
7. Noun. Tobacco leaves that have been made into a cylinder.
Specialized synonyms: Cigar, Butt, Cigaret, Cigarette, Coffin Nail, Fag
Generic synonyms: Baccy, Tobacco
8. Noun. Street names for marijuana.
Generic synonyms: Cannabis, Ganja, Marihuana, Marijuana
Derivative terms: Dope, Dope
9. Noun. The act of smoking tobacco or other substances. "Smoking stinks"
Generic synonyms: Breathing, External Respiration, Respiration, Ventilation
Specialized synonyms: Puffing
Terms within: Drag, Puff, Pull
10. Noun. (baseball) a pitch thrown with maximum velocity. "He showed batters nothing but smoke"
Generic synonyms: Delivery, Pitch
Specialized synonyms: Slider
Category relationships: Baseball, Baseball Game
Definition of Smoke
1. n. The visible exhalation, vapor, or substance that escapes, or expelled, from a burning body, especially from burning vegetable matter, as wood, coal, peat, or the like.
2. v. i. To emit smoke; to throw off volatile matter in the form of vapor or exhalation; to reek.
3. v. t. To apply smoke to; to hang in smoke; to disinfect, to cure, etc., by smoke; as, to smoke or fumigate infected clothing; to smoke beef or hams for preservation.
Definition of Smoke
1. Noun. The visible vapor/vapour, gases, and fine particles given off by burning or smoldering material. ¹
2. Noun. (colloquial countable) A cigarette. ¹
3. Noun. (colloquial countable never plural) An instance of smoking a cigarette, cigar, etc.; the duration of this act. ¹
4. Noun. (uncountable figuratively) A fleeting illusion; something insubstantial, evanescent, unreal, transitory, or without result. ¹
5. Noun. (uncountable figuratively) Something used to obscure or conceal; an obscuring condition; ''see also'' '''smoke and mirrors'''. ¹
6. Noun. A light grey colour/color tinted with blue. ¹
7. Noun. (military uncountable) A particulate of solid or liquid particles dispersed into the air on the battlefield to degrade enemy ground or for aerial observation. Smoke has many uses--screening smoke, signaling smoke, smoke curtain, smoke haze, and smoke deception. Thus it is an artificial aerosol. ¹
8. Noun. (baseball slang) A fastball. ¹
9. Noun. (British slang) ('''The Smoke''') London ¹
10. Verb. (transitive) To inhale and exhale the smoke from a burning cigarette, cigar, pipe, etc. ¹
11. Verb. (intransitive) To inhale and exhale tobacco smoke regularly or habitually. ¹
12. Verb. (intransitive) To give off smoke. ¹
13. Verb. To preserve or prepare (food) for consumption by treating with smoke. ¹
14. Verb. (slang) To perform (e.g. music) energetically or skillfully. Almost always in present participle form. ¹
15. Verb. (US slang) To kill, especially with a gun. ¹
16. Verb. (NZ slang) To beat someone at something. ¹
17. Adjective. Of the colour known as smoke. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Smoke
1. to emit smoke (the gaseous product of burning materials) [v SMOKED, SMOKING, SMOKES] : SMOKABLE [adj]
Medical Definition of Smoke
1. To apply smoke to; to hang in smoke; to disinfect, to cure, etc, by smoke; as, to smoke or fumigate infected clothing; to smoke beef or hams for preservation.
2. To fill or scent with smoke; hence, to fill with incense; to perfume. "Smoking the temple."
3. To smell out; to hunt out; to find out; to detect. "I alone Smoked his true person, talked with him." (Chapman) "He was first smoked by the old Lord Lafeu." (Shak) "Upon that . . . I began to smoke that they were a parcel of mummers." (Addison)
4. To ridicule to the face; to quiz.
5. To inhale and puff out the smoke of, as tobacco; to burn or use in smoking; as, to smoke a pipe or a cigar.
6. To subject to the operation of smoke, for the purpose of annoying or driving out; often with out; as, to smoke a woodchuck out of his burrow.
1. The visible exhalation, vapor, or substance that escapes, or expelled, from a burning body, especially from burning vegetable matter, as wood, coal, peat, or the like.
The gases of hydrocarbons, raised to a red heat or thereabouts, without a mixture of air enough to produce combustion, disengage their carbon in a fine powder, forming smoke. The disengaged carbon when deposited on solid bodies is soot.
2. That which resembles smoke; a vapor; a mist.
3. Anything unsubstantial, as idle talk.
4. The act of smoking, especially. Of smoking tobacco; as, to have a smoke.
Smoke is sometimes joined with other word. Forming self-explaining compounds; as, smoke-consuming, smoke-dried, smoke-stained, etc. Smoke arch, the smoke box of a locomotive. Smoke ball, a small sail in the lee of the galley stovepipe, to prevent the smoke from annoying people on deck.
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Literary usage of Smoke
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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"A variety of contrivances, known as smoke-consumers or smoke-burners, ... As the train bears him away, the smoke and steam from the engine drift by the ..."
2. Chemical Abstracts by American Chemical Society (1908)
"The Burning of Coal without smoke in Boiler Plants. DT RANDALL. US Geol. ... The prevention of objectionable smoke in manufacturing and business centers of ..."
3. The Medical Implications of Nuclear War by Fredric Solomon, Robert Q. Marston (1986)
"However, with the models that were available at the time, it was necessary to assume that the removal of smoke by rainfall occurred at a rate that was ..."
4. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"(E.) ME smuk, Chaucer, CT&Du. smeulen, • to smoak hiddenly,' Sewel. See Smell. 8. The smoke, vapour from a burning body, esp. wood or coal. ..."
5. Presidential Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses: Final Report edited by Joyce C Laslof, Marguerite Knox, John D Baldeschwieler (1997)
"Oil-well Fire smoke At the end of the Gulf War, more than 600 Kuwaiti oil ... Huge, dramatic plumes of billowing smoke from these fires rose high into the ..."
6. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1916)
"The equal protection of the laws is not denied by a municipal ordinance for the prevention of the emission of dense smoke in portions of the city, ..."